"When we get into social amnesia - into forgetting our history - we also forget or misinterpret the history and motives of others as well as our motives. The way to learn of our own creation, how we came to be what we are, is getting to know ourselves. It is through getting to know the self intimately that we get to know the forces that shaped us as a self. Therefore knowing the self becomes a knowledge of the world. A deep study of Black History is the most profound way to learn about the psychology of Europeans and to understand the psychology that flows from their history. If we don’t know ourselves, not only are we a puzzle to ourselves; other people are also a puzzle to us as well. We assume the wrong identity and identify ourselves with our enemies. If we don’t know who we are then we are whomever somebody tells us we are." —The immortal OG Dr. Amos N. Wilson (The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness," Afrikan World InfoSystems, New York (1993) p. 38)

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Brief Commentary on 'Brazil in Black & White'



'Brazil in Black and White' is an interesting documentary centered around Brazil's so called 'controversial' implementation of affirmative action type legislation. Keep in mind that the population of Brazil, unlike America is majority black (Afrikan) and largely absent from this film.

One of the most fascinating revelations of this film is that it highlights the paradoxical and hypocritical curious rule of the racially pure white elitist minority who are clearly distinguishable from the majority population (at least by American racial standards). (If you are already familiar with the subtle variations and the range of black Afrikan Puerto Ricans to their Native and European Puerto Rican counterparts than your eyes will be equipped to make this distinction). It sheds light on the absurdity of the white elite's social political theoretical position of so called colorblind racial politics which essentially allows the white elite to occupy the most powerful and privileged positions offered by the society while escaping any criticism or allegations of discrimination by the downtrodden black masses.

The film completley ignores the large black populace and instead focus' on the large mulatto populace (many of whom identify themselves as black). Nonetheless it subtly highlights the role of the mulatto as an intermediate social barrier and force of mediation between the white elite and the downtrodden black masses (or those who's racial identity is unquestionably black). This mixed race demographic is given partial access and token positions, and as such is used by the white majority to justify the abstract existence of diversity and racial inclusion.

Many of these Afrikans have been robbed of the ideological power that lies behind racial identity and as such are unable to connect their struggle to the global struggle of our people throughout the Diaspora. There is also a strong notion within the mulatto populace that a condemnation of white supremacy would be a condemnation of self. Hence, our brothers and sisters are eons from recognizing that they've been duped by white supremacy particularly because so many of them share this ancestry.

I highly recommend the documentary film 'BUS 174' which highlights some of these racial disparities in Brazil that are conveniently overlooked by Brazil's privledged, white elitist politicians and academics (previously referred to as Third World Capitalists).


Fight the global JENACIDE!!!



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